Paper and digital chart supplier

A comprehensive nautical chart service for all yachts

Riviera Charts supplies charts and publications to yachts and other vessels locally from Antibes and across the world. While we started out supplying paper charts and publications, we have worked alongside Novaco for several years to provide a comprehensive digital management solution.

So, whether you need physical goods or eServices, we have a solution.

Course plotter

Paper charts

Riviera Charts maintains a substantial stock of official paper charts published by British ADMIRALTY and French SHOM.

ADMIRALTY standard nautical charts comply with Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS chapter V) regulations and are the de facto standard for commercial shipping.

The ADMIRALTY series of charts consist of a range of scales, useful for passage planning, ocean crossings, coastal navigation and entering port.

For leisure navigators, Riviera Charts also distributes charts from suppliers including:

  • Imray
  • Eagle Ray
  • SHOM
  • NV Charts

Print on demand charts

Riviera Charts also operates a print on demand service (POD) for  ADMIRALTY charts, ensuring maximum availability at all times.

We are able to supply print on demand charts while you wait – or provide delivery to your yacht, wherever you are in the world.

Electronic charts

It is now mandatory for most commercial vessels to use ENCs (electronic navigational charts) via an ECDIS, including:

  • passenger vessels of greater than 500 GT.
  • cargo vessels of greater than 1000 GT.
  • tankers of greater than 3,000 GT.

Smaller vessels and private yachts may continue using unofficial ENCs or paper charts. However there are advantages in using digital charts including ease of access, updating and correcting, as well as practical reasons such as expense and space on the bridge.

Riviera Charts distributes ENCs from the ADMIRALTY  as well as private digital charts from CMAP, Transas and Navionics.


The ADMIRALTY Vector Chart Service (AVCS) provide comprehensive, official, worldwide chart coverage. It brings together ENCs from national hydrographic offices around the world and new ENC coverage produced by UKHO in co-operation with foreign governments.

AVCS charts are available for purchase through Riviera Charts and are supported by electronic delivery of updates and new editions directly to yachts via the Novaco e-distribution services.

Paper chart